Now put your flowers and powder
mixture away in a dry place for about four weeks without peeking
at it. Never store it out of doors.
At the end of the four weeks,
open the container very gently and remove the blossoms one at
a time, blowing the powder off them.
You may make a stem by running
a piece of florist's wire through the lower side of each blossom.
Now you have preserved flowers in their garden freshness.
A good method of prolonging
the life of cut flowers is to put a small amount of ammonium
chloride, postassium nitrate, sodium carbonate or camphor in
the water into which the flower stems are inserted. One or more
of these drugs will keep the flowers fresh by working to oppose
germ growth and stimulate the cells. This method is, however,
not permanent like the borax and gel solution.
Preserving flowers can help
you save your memories of a wedding corsage or a gift bouquet